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More ways to save water

Every time you brush your teeth, wash your hands, or use the kitchen sink, you can help with something essential for India – saving water. Our kitchen taps reduce water consumption by up to 40%, the bathroom taps reduce consumption up to 50%. That's because an aerator in every one of our bathroom and kitchen taps reduces water flow while maintaining pressure.

The ÄLMAREN kitchen tap is designed to reduce water consumption by up to 40% while maintaining pressure. This means you can lower your water usage and also your bills, and at the same time relieve some of the pressure to conserve our planet’s water.

Less than 3% of the water on our planet is fresh. That’s why IKEA has made kitchen and bathroom taps that reduce water consumption. We have also improved the water efficiency of many of our dishwashers and washing machines. As a wise man once said, you never know the worth of water until the well runs dry!

Take some pressure off


Water, water, everywhere, but only a tiny fraction of it is fresh. Heating such a precious commodity for daily rituals can incur even more cost. That’s why we have included the cold start function in PILKÅN. The cold-start function avoids hot water waste, saving up to 30% in energy. When you lift the lever straight up, only cold water is released, which means you only heat up water when you need it.


Did you know?

By turning off the water while brushing your teeth you can save up to 40 litres of water every day.


Bring your own bottle.


The build-up of plastic waste on our planet is a matter of real concern for all of us. Not to mention that many brands of bottled water are really just tap water – and often at 2,000 times the price.

So refill your bottle from the tap to save both plastic and money.. Use the durable IKEA 365+ bottle. The planet and your conscience will thank you.

No more single-use plastic


The current trend is that there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans by 2050. To help stem the flow of plastic into the ocean, we have committed to eliminating single-use plastic from the IKEA product range and food outlets by 2020.

IKEA is just as committed to using water efficiently in our product processes. And we work together with others to support sustainable water management and to increase people’s access to clean water in water-scarce regions.

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